I finally just made 3 new figures... after nearly a month of pause.
"pause": euphemism which means a very busy and rush period... to finish and go ahead on some other projects, and to prepare for a modeling show.
First two firing gunners, inspired by two famous paintings scenes, like the previous figures throwing bricks.
And another very unusual subject which I particularly liked, a kneeling soldier crying... which could be also used to represent another dramatic subject, a soldier wounded in the face!
It is still inspired by a famous painting, and the first of few other similar figures that will be the next conversions.
This time the subjects required some more resculpting (slightly recognizable from the different color parts, in fact the second gunner is almost completely resculpted) rather than just the pose conversion and few corrections... to make the uniforms of the gunners different like the paintings... and, despite no changes at the uniform, the kneeling pose also required quite some resculpting especially to the legs and shoulders.
In fact, despite I still just used two of the same 5 base bodies, the same already used several times for the previous conversions.
And the gunners are mostly unrecognizable from the base figures, few parts are still the same of the original source figure.
Of course it would take some further resculpting to make the figures exactly identical to the painting... probably no much less than the same necessary to sculpt a figure properly in the normal way!
The poses would need few adjustments, the whole figure a further refinishing, especially to the heads which are the same of the original figures (not bad at all for commercial plastic figs, but far from the best quality figures sculpting and not resembling in the face and expression)
However, these "enhanced" conversions still resemble very closely the subjects on which are based, while keeping the cost closer to a cheap conversions than to the usual for normal figures sculpting...
While the kneeling crying instead is still a normal pose conversion, the whole uniform is still the same, just the pose and few body proportions are different.
And I begin to think that perhaps, at least for some of these very particular and interesting subjects could be a good idea, to sculpt proper completely original masters instead than just conversions... to make them regularly available, even if just as limited edition or casted on request... as I really doubt that subjects like these are available in the range produced.
After so many ancient subjects... it was a nice change and I definitely begin to enjoy to make also ACV figures!